A newly constructed contemporary art section in a Kyoto museum that will exhibit works from various genres including manga and fashion has been shown to the press before the museum's reopening in March.

The new section of the Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art was added to the northeast part of the main building. As part of the renovation, the public museum also created a glass ceiling for its inner garden so the space can be used as a reception venue.

The museum director, architect Jun Aoki, who designed and supervised the renovation, said the main entrance will be moved underground.

The public museum, previously called Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, was built in 1933 and has been under renovation since January last year. Its cost was covered by selling the naming rights.

After reopening on March 21, 2020, the museum will hold an exhibition looking back on 250 years of art history in Kyoto.

The Kyoto Shimbun

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